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The Fourth Plinth Exhibitions: 6 news objects to decorate Trafalgar Square

THE Fourth Plinth has been a joy. Artists and how-offs get to pose. The latest 6 entrants for the pedestal are:

Really Good by artist David Shrigley which is one of six new proposals for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square which are being exhibited in the crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, central London, from tomorrow.

Really Good by artist David Shrigley 

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Posted: 24th, September 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment


Powerless Structures Fig 101: Trafalgar Square gets a new toy

FACE of the Day: A sculpture of a 4.1m high golden bronze boy astride a rocking horse entitled “Powerless Structures Fig 101” has been lowered onto the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, central London. It’s designed by Scandinavian art duo of Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset. The figure, also known as Banker Boy, is not available in toy shops but Blue Ivy Carter’s solid gold version is ready for delivery…

Posted: 23rd, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment


Rocking Horse And Blue Cockerel Beat Vomit In Sock To Fourth Plinth Spot: Photos

AHEM. The next two commissions to occupy the top of the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square are… a sculpture of a blue cockerel by Katharina Fritsch and a boy on a rocking horse named Powerless Structures by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.

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Posted: 14th, January 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


California’s Cardiff Kook Inspires Artists: Photos

LONDON’S Fourth Plinth worriers should take a look at the statue of a surfer in Cardiff-by-the-sea California. The erection cost the Cardiff Botanical Society $120,000. The copper likeness of a surfer riding a wave stands 16-foot tall.

It’s loved by the locals. They gave it a nickname – the “Cardiff Kook”. (A kook is a derogatory name for a wannabe surfer.) Local artists have been improving the work by dressing it as such things as a clown and a ballerina, and having it eaten by a shark.

Says Michael Clark, chair of the Cardiff Botanical Society:

“I don’t call them vandals. I’ve learned to call them artists.”

The statue has not been vandalised. It is being augmented. Can Britain’s status be so updated?

Spotter: Conor Dougherty, Marina Galperina

Posted: 2nd, September 2010 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)